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Both India and Australia have a long history of partnership and cooperation, with established formal diplomatic ties since 1944. While this cooperation has remained the case across several areas, there is a renewed focus and appreciation by both nations as to the benefits that research collaboration can bring.

Research collaboration extends back many decades between the nations, with Science and Technology cooperation agreements in 1975, and more recently a Memorandum of Understanding has been made that covers a variety of research areas of interest to both nations.

Opportunities for continued research between nations are strong, with the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund celebrating a decade of funding opportunities for joint research. Both governments have committed more than $100 million (Rs 500 core) to the program to date.

With the wide variety of Australian and Indian research organisations, and the ever-growing complexity and scale of research challenges that face the Indo-Pacific and wider global community, ARCH-India aims to reveal and connect unique expertise in both nations, and encourages research collaboration. 

Explore the breadth of research collaborations that have occurred and are occurring across each research area. You can also find articles and events to learn what other researchers are doing or advertise your own event to collaborate with others.